Time seems to run faster during holidays. The kiddos were very happy to spend holidays time at my parents. However, when they saw the store-bought plastic tree, they made a very very long face and long hours of "can we go to buy a reeaal xmas tree", "can we go", ... and whining and rolling, I had to improvise a Xmas tree (I am too weak!). I bought at the very last minute decorations which Little Mowgli hung proudly on the tree. Our Highness made a garland with rainbow looms. All's well that ends well.